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The Need for Urban Agriculture

By Ali LoPiccolo Marketing Intern Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) The trending inclination to dwell in the city, coupled with the evolution of the food system, has landed us at a crossroads. Global population continues to rise, and the rural farming landscape is under immense pressure to keep up. In the United States, those who are […]
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Green Initiatives in Georgia Schools

By Truc Vu Engineering Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) From elementary schools to Universities, schools are leading the way for a new generation of sustainable-minded individuals. Here’s a look at what Georgia schools and colleges are doing! Living Building Challenge at Georgia Tech The Living Building Challenge is one of the world’s most rigorous building […]
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The benefits of natural views in the workplace

By Ann Thompson Consulting Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) What does human/nature interaction look like in 2019? Before discussing the benefits of the natural world being visible in the office, it is essential to understand how humans are interacting with nature in the twenty-first century. According to a report released by the Environmental Protection Agency […]
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Boulder Building Performance Ordinance

Boulder adopts Building Performance Ordinance By Ann Thompson Consulting Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Discussion around the sustainability of the built environment leads to a complicated question of responsibility. On whom does it fall to lead communities in the direction of a more green urban landscape? From building owners to tenants, whose duty is it […]
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Sustainable Practices in National Parks

By Daniel Weisman Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) The National Park Service Since its founding in 1916, the National Park Service (NPS) has been a leader in the protection of natural resources at over four hundred parks across the United States. National parks are home to many of the world’s most fascinating creatures. Within […]
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The Oakland EcoBlock Project: Sustainable Building Practices and Community Design

By Katie Robinson Engineering Analyst Intern Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) The Reason for the Oakland EcoBlock Project Industrial and technological advancements have led to rapid population growth and subsequent urbanization. Cities in the United States now contain over 80% of the country’s population. Forty percent of the United States’ greenhouse gas emissions stem from buildings, […]
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Action on Plastic Pollution

By Truc Vu Engineering Analyst Intern Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) How big is the plastic problem? This article will take about 3 minutes to read, and within that timeframe, humans have bought 3,000,000 new plastic bottles. Of those bottles, only 23% will be recycled and the rest will sit in our landfills for 700 years, […]
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The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

By Katie Robinson Engineering Analyst Intern Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) The world today has found itself in the throes of new advancements, ideas and technologies that have proved unprecedented in the history of man, raising the question of how mankind can feasibly and sustainably support our newfound ways of life while ensuring a similar or […]
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Earth Day 2019: Protect Our Species

By Daniel Weisman Sustainability Analyst Intern Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Earth Day 2019 is quickly approaching, and Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) is excited to take part in this year’s theme: Protect Our Species! Currently, the world is facing the fastest rate of extinction since the loss of the dinosaurs more than 60 million years ago […]
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Earth Day: Recommendations for Tenant Engagement

Monday, April 22nd, 2019 is the 49th Earth Day. The theme is Protect Our Species Level 1: Occupant Awareness via Communication: Send an email to tenants each morning of Earth Week with a different tip or trick for living green. SIG can provide additional content if requested. Highlight green projects in the building so that […]
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